Film Events

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.

Join us after the film for a panel discussion featuring the following panelists:


Fri, 12/09/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2009 / USA / Documentary / 101 min
Screenwriting cousins Jeff and Gregg Sherman team up to craft this documentary exploring the darker side of the relationship shared between their famous fathers, Robert and Richard. Back in the 1960s, Robert and Richard Sherman rose to fame penning upbeat songs for such classic children's films as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But the pair's catchy, optimistic ditties masked a contentious brotherly bond -- which ultimately grew so...

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

New Year's Evil is a 1980 horror film written and directed by Emmett Alston. The plot follows a Los Angeles punk rock and new wave show host who receives a series of phone calls during a televised New Year's Eve bash from a killer warning of impending murders that he plans to exact as the New Year dawns on each time zone. Watch trailer here:

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and may include adult (rating of 17+) content. The Hawthorne Library closes at 8:00 pm. The screening room will remain open and films will be shown until approx. 9:00-9:30. Restrooms and water bubbler will be accessible, but if you wish to check out, you will need to do so before 8:00 pm.

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2000 / Documentary / 118 min
On November 9, 1938, Adolph Hitler's ugly war against the Jews began in earnest with the "Kristallnacht," in which Nazi troops joined with angry mobs to attack synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses, and residents of predominantly Jewish neighborhoods. While Hitler did not initially make clear his plans for a genocide of Germany's Jews, he openly stated his desire that Germany be free of Jews. Few nations were willing to accept the large numbers of...

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Central Cinema Cinesthesia is pleased to present Inherent Vice (2014).

With his latest film, cinephile favorite Paul Thomas Anderson adapts Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelic homage to classic American noir, with a not-so-subtle nod to Robert Altman’s spin on the hard-boiled detective in The Long Goodbye (1973).

A hazy-brained private-eye is tasked by a former girlfriend to investigate a prominent land developer as he fumbles his way through the damaged cultural landscape of...

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side. (2016|84mins)
IMDb entry:

“Chicago, 1989. A warm August day. In the shadow of Altgeld Gardens, in a church on the South Side, a lanky, charismatic, 28-year-old lawyer...

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2014 / USA / 90 minutes
A famous prison escape sparks the idea for a cult-like race that has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years.
This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world’s most guarded secret.
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Fri, 01/13/2017 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award-winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor...

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:00am
Central Library, Study Room 211